NHL Plays: Monday

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NHL Plays will highlight the best and the most underrated daily fantasy options among forwards, defensemen and goaltenders.

Please note, these players were chosen early in the day, so make sure to check NBC Sports EDGE's player news for any lineup changes, injuries and potential changes in the crease for starting goaltenders.

Additionally, it is worth reminding everyone that FanDuel allows you to roster nine players (2C, 2W, 2D, 2UTIL 1G) with a salary cap of $55,000, while DraftKings has a cap of $50,000 for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 1G, 1UTIL) and Yahoo has a $200 budget for nine players (2C, 3W, 2D, 2G).

Monday has six games on the schedule.

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Forwards:

Nazem Kadri (Colorado) - C - $6,500 (FanDuel), $6,800 (DraftKings), $20 (Yahoo)

Kadri has been red hot with four goals and 11 assists during an eight-game point streak. He has two goals and five helpers on the power play during that stretch along with 24 shots on target. He can also be stacked comfortably with Andre Burakovsky and/or Valeri Nichushkin.

Victor Olofsson (Buffalo) - W - $6,000 (FanDuel), $5,900 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Olofsson returned to the lineup on Sunday following an eight-game absence due to an injury. He logged just over 17 minutes of ice time and picked up an assist in a 5-4 loss to the New York Rangers. The top-line winger has five goals and 10 points in nine appearances this season.

Pierre-Luc Dubois (Winnipeg) - C - $5,700 (FanDuel), $6,000 (DraftKings), W - $21 (Yahoo)

Dubois has put the disappointment of last season behind him with a very good start to the 2021-22 campaign. He has 10 goals and 16 points through 17 outings, including three markers and two helpers in his past five matches. Dubois has a goal on the man advantage during that span along with 20 shots.

Boone Jenner (Columbus) - W - $4,800 (FanDuel), C - $5,800 (DraftKings), $19 (Yahoo)

Jenner has plenty of bang for the buck upside for Monday’s slate. He has lit the lamp nine times and he has racked up 11 points through 15 games this season. In November, he has registered four goals and six points over seven outings, while racking up 30 shots on target.

Bargain Bin: Seth Jarvis (CAR) - C - $3,200 (FanDuel), $3,300 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Tage Thompson (BUF) - C - $4,500 (FanDuel), $4,300 (DraftKings), $16 (Yahoo), Chandler Stephenson (VGK) - C - $5,000 (FanDuel), $4,800 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo)

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Defensemen:

Cale Makar (Colorado) - $7,000 (FanDuel), $6,700 (DraftKings), $24 (Yahoo)

Makar has accumulated five goals and 12 points in his last eight contests. He has one goal and five helpers on the power play during that stretch along with 19 shots on target and five multi-point performances. Another effort like that wouldn’t be surprising against what could be a rusty Ottawa squad.

Bargain Bin: Devon Toews (COL) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $5,300 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Rasmus Dahlin (BUF) - $4,600 (FanDuel), $3,700 (DraftKings), $15 (Yahoo), Neal Pionk (WPG) - $4,700 (FanDuel), $4,600 (DraftKings), $18 (Yahoo), Cam Fowler (ANA) - $4,400 (FanDuel), $3,800 (DraftKings), $17 (Yahoo)

Goaltenders:

John Gibson (Anaheim) - $7,200 (FanDuel), $7,300 (DraftKings), $32 (Yahoo)

Gibson’s seven-game winning streak was snapped last Thursday, but he has surrendered two goals or fewer in seven of his last eight outings including the game he lost to Carolina. He has posted nine wins in 14 starts this season along with a 2.31 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. He is a great value pick in the crease for Monday's slate.

Bargain Bin: Tristan Jarry (PIT) - $7,500 (FanDuel), $7,600 (DraftKings), $33 (Yahoo), Dustin Tokarski (BUF) - $7,000 (FanDuel), $7,700 (DraftKings), $23 (Yahoo)